M.E. Sprengelmeyer during his Rocky days.In February 2009, the Rocky Mountain News died just shy of its 150th anniversary, and even though the surviving Denver Post has picked up more of the tabloid's audience than anyone other than MediaNews Group's Dean Singleton would have guessed, big cha ... More >>
For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>
In recent days, the Rocky Mountain News has tried its damnedest to excite the public about accusatory comments made by White House (no) hopeful Ralph Nader about presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. On June 25, the paper highlighted a piece by M.E. Sprengelmeyer in which Nader a ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
This More Messages blog from last week chides the Rocky Mountain News for avoiding mention of the Denver Post at all cost -- even when doing so means telling readers an incomplete story. But today, the Rocky made the right decision in regard to citing the Post, resulting in a piece that places accur ... More >>
There's no place like Home Depot for the holidays.
Blood and Sand
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
Newspapers in Education programs are getting lost in the JOA shuffle.